Tax Deed Sales Fees & Costs

Prior to participating in a tax deed sale, the bidder must have on deposit with the Clerk & Comptroller via the Realauction web site a minimum amount that is at least 5% of the estimated high bid or $200, whichever is greater, for each item the bidder anticipates winning at the tax deed sale. The amount of the deposit will be applied to the winning bidder's final bid amount.

Payment of the 5% deposit or $200, whichever is greater, may be made in the form of ACH (electronic check), cash, cashier's check, or wire transfer.

PLEASE NOTE: ACH deposits require five full business days to settle in the Clerk & Comptroller's account. Deposits made via ACH must be settled and cleared in the Clerk & Comptroller's account prior to the start of a tax-deed sale to bid on a property.

Cash or cashier's checks also are accepted; however, these forms of payments must be delivered to the Clerk & Comptroller's Office at the East Pasco Government Center, Official Records, 14236 6th Street, Suite 201, Dade City, FL 33523-3414, no later than 9 a.m. ET the day of the tax-deed sale.

Successful Bidder/Final Payment

If a bidder is successful, 5% of the successful bid or $200, whichever is greater, will be deducted from the initial deposit, and credited toward the total amount due. The successful bidder must pay the remainder of the bid plus recording fees, and documentary stamps (.70 cents per $100). Payment can be made by, wire transfer, transferring funds from the bidder's Realauction Tax Deed deposit account via the Realauction web site, by cash, or cashier's check(s).

Wire transfers must be made no later than 4 p.m. the day of sale.

Cash OR cashier's checks also are accepted; however, these forms of payments must be delivered to the Clerk & Comptroller's Office at the East Pasco Government Center, Official Records, 14236 6th Street, Suite 201, Dade City, FL 33523-3414. All forms of payment must be received before 10 a.m. ET the following business day of the tax deed sale.

No Checks

Personal checks are not accepted for the payment of bids on auctioned property. Payment must be made in cash or certified cashier's check in U.S. currency, made payable to Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Clerk & Comptroller.

Personal checks are not accepted for the purchase of property. However, the recording fee and documentary stamps may be paid by personal check drawn on an in-state bank.